Spain demands healthcare agreement

The Spanish government has announced that it intends to broker a deal with the United Kingdom under which the outgoing EU member state would cover the healthcare costs of British expats living in Spain.

Spain’s foreign affairs minister, García-Margallo, (pictured) said yesterday that an agreement between Madrid and London would have to be made on healthcare provision.

Over 300,000 UK-born people were living in Spain as of 2015. Over a million British expatriates live in other EU member states and healthcare is set to form a big part of the country’s divorce talks.

Along with pensions, healthcare is one of the biggest worries for British expats in Spain post the Brexit vote.

British PM Theresa May announced at the weekend that she will be triggering Article 50 – the formal mechanism to leaving the EU – before the end of March next year.

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